Raspberry Pi Gets @ScreenlyApp v2.0

Andrew Neale

Screenly, Inc., the maker of the original and one of the leading digital signage platforms for the Raspberry Pi, has just announced Screenly 2, the latest generation of their System-on-a-Chip (SoC) digital signage player.

Viktor Petersson, CEO and co-founder of Screenly, Inc (who we interviewed at #ISE2018 as above) told us “We’re very proud to unveil this new release of Screenly. It is the result of over two years of R&D efforts, which includes a complete rewrite to capture the full potential of the Raspberry Pi SoC platform. Screenly 2 runs on Linux and supports full HD playback of images, videos, and web pages. While the previous releases pushed the boundaries of the Raspberry Pi platform at the time, the new release goes even further by offering smooth, gapless transitions between all supported asset types”.

In addition to significant playback enhancement, Screenly 2 is also likely, the first commercial digital signage platform to adopt Ubuntu Core. For end-users, this means they can enjoy industry-leading security.

Through Screenly’s partnership with NEC, the new release is also available as an official digital signage platform for NEC’s P- and V-series monitors. Since NEC’s products are equipped with all required hardware, end-users can take advantage of a simplified deployment process. This turnkey solution effectively resolves a common technical pain point for end-users

Screenly 2 is available today both as a disk image and as a hardware kit from Screenly’s official distributors. You can also see Screenly 2 in action at NEC’s booth at #dse2018 in Las Vegas in March.

Launched in 2014, Screenly is the world’s most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi. Now powering over 10,000 screens around the globe, Screenly is used to manage screens for versatile purposes in various environments, ranging from retail stores, to offices and public spaces.

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